Touching Lives

The Temasek Foundations aim to make a difference to our communities in Asia. They identify needs and spearhead programmes, to build people, build communities, build capabilities and rebuild lives.

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Capability and Capacity Building
Capability and Capacity Building
Capability and Capacity Building
Officials and nursing leaders exchanging views on nursing best practices at a forum showcase.
Temasek International

Temasek Foundation International@10 Asia Nurse Leaders Forum 2017

TF International joined SingHealth and the Singapore Nurses Association to organise a three - day healthcare forum in April 2017 for over 200 nursing leaders, officials, executives and educators, from Singapore and Asia. It covered education, regulations, ethics and quality management.

To date, over 3,200 nursing professionals in Asia have benefited from TF International's various nursing capability programmes, conducted by Singapore public healthcare groups and tertiary education institutes.

Communities in Singapore
Communities in Singapore
Communities in Singapore
A young boy enjoying himself during an arts & craft session.
Temasek Cares

Temasek Foundation Cares – CareNights@Morning Star

Through this pilot programme, TF Cares supported Morning Star Community Services to provide parents with evening caregiving assistance for their children. It allows respite from childcare duties, giving parents time to upgrade their skills or handle family emergencies.

This care service supports children aged 7 to 14 years old from vulnerable families.

Modelled after established day care programmes, it includes homework supervision, structured play, and enrichment activities.

Building Bridges
Building Bridges
Building Bridges
Participants discussing capacity building issues in their respective countries.
Temasek Connects

S Rajaratnam Endowment – ASEAN Community Forum

Organised in March 2017 by TF Connects in partnership with the ASEAN Foundation, the Forum was attended by 50 participants representing civil society organisations from all 10 ASEAN countries. The discussions touched on issues like rural development, small businesses and women's economic development.

The participants tabled work plans on collaborations to improve ASEAN residents' well - being. They gained a deeper understanding of the processes, which ASEAN member states adopt with regard to community building.

Education and Professional Development
Education and Professional Development
Education and Professional Development
Student athletes paying close attention to their lecturer during class.
Temasek Nurtures

School-Within-A-School

TF Nurtures supports this highly customised programme by the Singapore Sports School, enabling selected student athletes to train during the day and attend classes in the evening.

The student athletes are mainly from the School's badminton and table tennis academies. They are also sent overseas for training and competitions.

During the year, some 50 student athletes benefited from the programme.

Research and Innovation
Research and Innovation
Research and Innovation
An NUS researcher demonstrating the robotic sock alongside her fellow researchers.
Temasek Innovates

Soft Robotics Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis

The National University of Singapore (NUS), with funding from the Singapore Millennium Foundation endowment managed by TF Innovates, developed a wearable robotic sock.

The sock enables bedridden patients to perform robot - assisted ankle exercises to improve blood circulation. This reduces the risk of developing deep vein thrombosis – a potentially life - threatening condition where blood clots form along the leg's veins, due to prolonged immobility.

Research and Innovation
Research and Innovation
Research and Innovation
Dr Cai Yu researching bio - based mosquito vector control methods.
Temsaek Ecoprosperity

Bio-based Platforms for Mosquito Vector Control

TF Ecosperity supported a project to use plant compounds for developing alternative bio - pesticides such as larvae control sprays, air diffusor oils, and repellents against larvae and adult mosquitoes.

The second phase will involve the building of an arthropod research facility, for studying higher - precision gene - repression methods to exterminate specific mosquito species, without affecting other insects or living organisms.